Ep. 294 – What Is Mother Phubbing?

February 19, 2024

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Laura and Shanna dive into the topics of mother phubbing, anosmia, smoke-detector mysteries and more in this week’s special segment, “What I Googled This Week.” Also, Shanna reports on her 8-year-old daughter’s request to change her name, and Laura talks about finally getting Covid after four years of avoiding the virus. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s kids are 5 and 7.5 years old, and Laura’s kids are 5 years old and 2.5 years old.


Topics discussed in this episode:

-Your child wanting to change their name

-5-year-old entering expressive phase

-Getting Covid as a parent

-Covid anosmia (aka Covid loss of smell)

-Using smartphones in front of kids

-Kids coloring pages and coloring skills

-Allowing kids to develop skills according to their own timeline

-Smoke detector safety


-Birthday parties


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Big Fat Positive: A Pregnancy and Parenting Journey podcast is hosted by Laura Birek and Shanna Micko and produced by Laura Birek, Shanna Micko and Steve Yager.

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